Science Of Sci-Fi

A Real-Life Doctor Who Dalek Helped Scientists Exterminate Superbugs

Daleks aren't known for their magnanimity towards the human race, but it looks like one of them just unwittingly helped us save some...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 09 June 2016 - 3:03PM

The Science of Star Wars: How Giant Space Slugs Could Exist in Real Life

While Star Wars is generally a space fantasy, there are several futuristic concepts within the franchise that are based in reality....

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 - 10:23AM

Scientists Claim Mark Watney Would Have Been in a Wheelchair "For a Very Long Time"

The Martian is one of the most scientifically accurate Hollywood blockbusters in recent memory, but there are still a few...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 06 June 2016 - 3:43PM

Scientists: "We're Close" to Creating a Real-Life Tricorder

At Phoenix Comic Con this weekend, medical researchers were on hand to discuss the state of burgeoning medical technologies, and they...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 06 June 2016 - 10:09AM

Scientists Have a Few Problems with Harry Potter's Gillyweed and Skele-Gro

Could Harry Potter really survive underwater if he grew gills? And is it possible that a chemical potion could re-grow a full arm of...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 03 June 2016 - 10:16AM

Hyperloop Pods Will Be Made From Real-Life Vibranium

Ever since the world got to see Captain America’s shield in live action, there’s probably not a science-fiction fan alive today...

Zain Charkawi
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 - 6:00PM

An In-Ear Language Translator Might Soon Become a Reality

There have been many famous alien languages over the years, which has led to a common theme throughout science fiction being the...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 - 6:46AM

The Science Behind Marvel's Giant-Man

Spoilers for the MCU follow!Spider-Man and Black Panther received worthy introductions in Captain America: Civil War, but one reveal...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 10 May 2016 - 5:10PM

Cosplayer Makes a Magnetic Captain America Shield That Comes Back to You

To celebrate Captain America: Civil War, ridiculously dedicated cosplayer The Hacksmith has made Captain America's shield (minus the...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 09 May 2016 - 10:01AM

Why Orphan Black's "Designer Baby" Big Bad Isn't Too Far from Reality

Orphan Black had quite a few crazy revelations last night--M.K. is officially a Helsinki survivor! Rachel is letting Charlotte die!...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 06 May 2016 - 1:37PM

Jonathan Nolan: Facebook "Will Destroy the World"

CBS's Person of Interest is coming to a close after this season, which is a shame, as it's been widely hailed as one of the most...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 02 May 2016 - 2:25PM

Scientists Say Cryosleep Is the Only Way for Humans to Achieve Interstellar Travel

Bad news, Star Wars/Trek/Gate fans. Scientists have come out and said that faster-than-light travel, while a fun trope of science...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 29 April 2016 - 5:22PM

William Shatner Claims Star Trek Technology Is "Not That Far-Fetched"

Star Trek is known for predicting and inspiring real-life technologies, from the everyday tech like the cellphone and Siri to...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 25 April 2016 - 2:06PM

NASA Wants Young Engineers to Make the Replicator from Star Trek

More than possibly any other franchise, Star Trek has predicted (and inspired) futuristic technologies that actually came to pass. The...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 21 April 2016 - 2:44PM

Because Science: Could a Xenomorph's Blood Eat Through Steel Beams?

The Xenomorph is one of the scariest horror movie villains of all time for all manner of reasons, not least of which is its acidic...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 14 April 2016 - 12:10PM

Nike Has Developed the First Pair of Self-Tying Shoes

2015 is over, so scientists and inventors are now past the deadline for creating all of the futuristic technology that was predicted...

Zain Charkawi
Friday, 18 March 2016 - 7:59PM

How Mark Watney Would Have Been Affected by Radiation on Mars

How would the protagonist on The Martian have fared on the Red Planet?

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 17 March 2016 - 2:13PM

Captain America Would Need a Rocket to Power His Civil War Jump-Kick

In the international trailer for Captain America: Civil War, Steve Rogers does an awesome running jump-kick on top of a car. We've all...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 - 1:22PM

Watch: The Science-Based Effects Behind Agent Carter's Zero Matter

Agent Carter went full-on hard sci-fi this season with the introduction of Zero Matter, an early version of Marvel's Darkforce, an...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 - 2:11PM

Watch: Why the Star Trek Transporter Is a "Suicide Box"

When you watch a Star Trek episode in which millions of people use teleportation to get to work every day, are you actually watching...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 07 March 2016 - 5:25PM